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British tourists injured as Arctic glacier crumbles

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Eighteen people have been injured, four of them seriously, after a ship carrying British tourists was hit by ice falling from an Arctic glacier. The Alexei Marychev was carrying 50 Britons and a crew of 22 Russians when it went to take a closer look at the Horn glacier off Norway’s Svalbard Islands on Wednesday evening. Chunks of ice then fell onto the deck and into the water, creating waves that made the ship list to one side. Three British tourists and one Russian crew member were taken to hospital in Tromso on the Norwegian mainland with serious injuries. They are now in a stable condition. Another fourteen tourists suffered slight injuries.